In addition to the historic expansion of paid parental leave rights announced this week, several other important benefit day changes are coming next year, including additional sick days and an improvement to CPS’ religious holiday policy.
Good news! Thanks to your support, advocacy and solidarity over the past two years, HB 1167, the bill to create and restore COVID sick days for school employees who must quarantine, passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday and is now on its way to Gov. Pritzker.
CPS tried to use technical language to deprive Theresa Dzoga-Borg of the banked sick day pay she was owed upon retirement. CTU staff submitted a grievance on her behalf and pursued the issue all the way to arbitration, winning her a full payout.
The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium
Passing bills in the General Assembly is never easy — as our 10-year fight to win an elected school board shows — but it is an even harder lift during the two-week fall veto session. That is why I am thrilled to report success this year on three pieces of key legislation that your support and advocacy helped pass during the just-completed fall session.